Spondylosis

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Spinal spondylosis is a degenerative spine disease that causes the individual vertebrae of the spinal column to stiffen or become fixed together. Vertebrae are the individual bones of the spine that move together, allowing you to twist and turn your back. When these bones lose the ability to move independently, mobility can be severely limited, and there may be significant pain in your back. Spinal spondylosis usually occurs in one section of the back, either the neck, the top of the back, or the lower back.

Spinal spondylosis occurs most frequently in older people as a result of osteoarthritis, bone spurs, or some other degenerative condition. Symptoms of the spine condition can include numbness, a tingling sensation, weakness, and pain, all of which can spread from the back into the arms and legs depending upon which part of the spine is affected. 

To learn more about treatment options for spinal spondylosis, please complete the appointment request box or call 509-444-6325 to schedule a consultation with a Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists specialty-trained spine doctor.

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